Binding: later (18th-century?) sprinkled calfskin (repairs). Spine tooled in gilt, author and title in 2nd compartment. Edges of boards tooled in blind
At upper left-hand corner of front pastedown is Theodore Besterman's calligraphic label, signed in the plate by P.S. Below is the bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects, Scott Library Collection. Signed at head of title by Hellen Rawdon. Leaf b1r signed by Sr John Rawdon
Engraved t.p. and port. of the author on t.p. verso, both with monogram of Léonard Gaultier. 194 engraved ill. (20 double-page, the rest full-page) depicting machinery. A few of the ill. are signed with the monogram JG; Mortimer rejects its assignment to Jean de Gourmont. The pages of both text and ill. have borders of type ornaments. Tailpieces, cornerpieces. Initials
Mortimer, R. French 16th-cent.
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